Mantra – Sounds into Silence. A film about music meditation and chanting.
Join us for an inspiring evening of film and uplifting music exploring the powerful practice of mantra chanting that is increasing in popularity the world over.
We’ll enjoy the famed documentary “Mantra – Sounds Into Silence.” This will be followed by an authentic experience of mantra chanting and kirtan with exceptional musicians and kirtanists Maharshi, Gyanananda, Geeti and Ganga Dhara.
Whether you’re a curious newcomer or a seasoned chanter, this event will be an exciting evening of learning, heartwarming connection and brilliant music. Plus you can enjoy Manly Yoga’s renowned homemade chai tea and delicious light refreshments!
Our last film night sold out so book quickly to secure your tickets and tell all your friends! Places are limited to 50 people.
MANTRA – Sounds into Silence
Is a feature-length documentary that charts the history, expansion and effect of the sound, music and social phenomenon of chanting. It focuses on the everyday people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together with others just like them. But it also features the artists and musicians who are the focus of this new music-based movement. It’s a film about spirituality not religion, it’s about people reconnecting with their true selves and finding meaning in their lives.
As our characters’ stories about their connection to the music unfold, we meet the musicians who have inspired them deeply. Through these encounters, we will discover how Deva Primal & Miten, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Lama Gyurme, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi and others came to this practice themselves and how, over the years, it transformed their lives too.
You can watch the trailer for this movie here:
What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is a participatory, call and response form of singing that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world as westerners discover its uplifting and healing effects. Kirtan is not necessarily religious but many do describe it as spiritual. At a Kirtan event, the lines between musician and audience are blurred: the audience members play a vital role in co-creating the music through their singing in response to the “call“ of the leader.